Westward Expansion

Westward Expansion

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  • Today, we are discussing the Westward Expansion and how it affected the Native Americans....
  • What happened during that time? Who all were involved? When did it take place?
  • During the 1830s, the Federal Government forced the Native Americans to move to the west side of the Mississippi River. It was between the white settlers and the Indians.
  • Westward Expansion
  • Well, what is the Sitting Bull and Wounded Knee? And what affect did all of this have on the Indians?
  • Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man who led his people as a tribal chief during years of resistance to United States government policies. Wounded Knee, South Dakota was the place that a well-armed calvary met and outgunned the Indians. It sealed the Indians' demise.
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  • The United States made it where the Indians could no longer be classified as a tribe but as individuals unless a treaty was signed. Every Indian family was given 150-acre homestead and that it could not be sold or transferred.They lost a lot in battle and only had a few to carry on the legacy.
  • Now next week.... POP QUIZ!
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